Could you please chance me for the following colleges/universities??

I want to know before I actually apply whether I am aiming too high… Thanks for the help.

Harvard University

Yale University

Princeton University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Brown University (Medical Program)

University of Pennsylvania

Duke University

Cornell University

Northwestern University (Medical Program)

Columbia University

University of Virginia

Tufts University (Medical Program)

Johns Hopkins University


• SAT I (breakdown): 2340 (740 CR, 800 M, 800 W)

• SAT II: Math II (800), Chemistry (780), US History (780)

• Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 4.0

• Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 1/~550

• AP/ College Classes: AP World History, AP Comp. Science, AP Chemistry, AP Physcology, AP Calc BC, AP English Lang., AP US History, AP English Lit., AP Government, AP Comp. Government, AP Biology, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, Matrix Algebra, Multivariable Calculus.—15 total

• Senior Year Course Load: Everything after AP US History

• Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Intel ISEF x2 (2nd place, 4th place), State Science Olympiad Gold Medalist x6, US Congressional Award Silver Medal, National Merit Finalist, AP Scholar with Distinction


• Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Model United Nations (Secretary, VP, President and Secretary General), Science Olympiad (Captain-2 yrs), RMHC Teen Council (Founding Board Member), Varsity Tennis (Captain), and Medical Research (Filed Patent). All activities since freshman year.

• Job/Work Experience: NIH Biomedical Internship at National Cancer Institute (9 wks)

• Volunteer/Community service: 200 hrs of volunteering/ job shadowing at local hospital—Got US Congressional Silver Medal for those hrs + 300 hrs of other community service)

• Summer Activities: Duke University TIP- Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Ethics, HOBY, LeadAmerica, Accepted to Governor’s School (Medicine)

• Teacher Recommendation: should both be good—one from my AP Chem. teacher and Science Olympiad sponsor and the other from my Calc BC teacher and Model UN sponsor.

• Counselor Rec: Got to know him well…should also be good.


• Region (if domestic applicant): Mid-Atlantic

• School Type: Large public school (2500+ kids)—but among the top public schools in country

• Ethnicity: East Indian

• Gender: Male

• Income Bracket: 150K-200K

• Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): Immigrant, 1st generation in college in USA.

Thanks for your help again and don’t afraid to be completely honest…

3 Answers

  • 10 years ago
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    I think you have a great chance at all of them. Good luck! :)

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    It all depends on what rotation the schools are looking at. By rotation, I mean that most (if not all) Ivy leagues tend to focus their efforts on enrolling kids from specific regions that vary every year. Also, while scores/extracurricular activities matter, other factors at play are grandfather clause, connections within university, financial standing of family, and most recently, greater emphasis has been placed on ethnicity.

    On an off tangent note, I highly suggest you visit the schools in question before applying. Cornell U, in my opinion, was the worst choice of my life.

    Source(s): Cornell alum
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  • 10 years ago

    You should get into all of those, but you probably won't be given any substantial financial aid.

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